Gluten Free Pasta

Many people are allergic or sensitive to gluten. If you are one of them you don't need to deprive yourself of the foods you love. Here's a recipe for Broccoli pasta salad with an olive and tomato dressing that's entirely gluten free. The pasta is made from gluten free grains and quinoa.

Ingredients for Pasta Salad ' Packet Gluten Free Quinoa Pasta 1 small head broccoli ' cut into florets 200g diced bacon (optional) 100g feta cheese (optional) 1 Handful fresh basil leaves Ingredients for Olive and Tomato Dressing 200g cherry tomatoes 6 whole cloves garlic 1 tbsp olive oil 100g pitted olives 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tsp Dijon mustard Salt & pepper to taste
To make Dressing:
  1. Roast tomatoes, garlic, olives and olive oil at 180'C for 30 ' 40 minutes until garlic cloves are soft and squishy.
  2. Cool down slightly and then blend together with Dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt & pepper until well combined. You could simply do this by squashing the roasted tomatoes and garlic with a fork and then mixing in the rest of the ingredients.
To make the Pasta Salad:
  1. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions
  2. Steam the broccoli florets until just al dente
  3. Cook the bacon bits until crispy
  4. Combine all of the above with the tomato & garlic dressing and sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and torn fresh basil leaves.

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